Vice President Joseph Boakai has assured the people of Grand Cape Mount County that the government will do all it can to construct the road from Madina to Robertsport, the county’s capital.
VP Boakai made the statement during a program marking his visit to Grand Cape Mount County over the weekend.
The construction of the Cape Mount road will bring development and attract tourists to the county because of its beauty and thereby create opportunities for the citizens, the VP asserted.
“This road project has been a dream for me so I will discuss it with President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf to see how best the Ministry of Public Works can intervene to bring in development to this part of Liberia,” VP Boakai said.
Grand Cape Mount Superintendent, Madam Tenneh Kpadebah, said the terrible road condition has been a setback depriving the county of development and other opportunities.
She stressed the importance of government’s intervention in ensuring the construction of the road to create business opportunities for the people.
“The Robertsport to Madina Road is critical and there is no need to over emphasize that we need the government to pave our road. We signed a memorandum with the government and Korean contractors four months ago but there has been no response, the superintendent reported.
“Once this road is fixed, economic activities within the county will grow immensely”, she said, drawing the VP’s attention to the Fishery Cluster, Fanti Town which she said “always faces serious problems because when it rains 80 percent of the population is cut off.”